Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, a polished third-person shooter, is on track to expand its missions in post-collapse Washington, D.C.
The superbly-fluid animations and shooting mechanics found in Tom Clancy’s The Division franchise from Ubisoft continue to amaze. There is something uniquely enjoyable about seeing your customizable character in action, instead of just watching your hands and weapon all the time. It is, paradoxically, another level of immersion — despite not being in first-person.
After a couple of post-launch updates, Tom Clancy’s The Division became a star of the Ubisoft’s lineup. The same can now be said of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Upon its initial release on March 15, 2019, it had a bug infestation problem — but that doesn’t deter Ubisoft from its content expansion roadmap.
The first expansion is almost here, in the form of Episode 1.
— The Division 2 (@TheDivisionGame) July 23, 2019
The full name of Episode 1 tells you where it will take place — the D.C. Outskirts.
The update will take place simultaneously across all platforms — PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Episode 1 consists of:
- Two new main missions.
- A new player-versus-enemy (PvE) mode, called Expeditions.
- Classified Assignments: Central Aquarium & NSA Site B13. (Only for Year 1 Pass owners.)
- New exotic weapons and armor.
- Gear, crafting, and skill tweaks.
By the time you are reading this, the maintenance downtime for the deployment of Episode 1 is probably over — so keep a lookout for detailed patch notes that are not released yet.
Judging by the reactions from Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 player-base, most would prefer a comprehensive bug fixing instead of the new content. No doubt, the new update will have those as well. Only time will tell to what extent (if any) the new bug fixes will introduce new bugs.
This is the reality of always-online games these days. However, given how stable and content-rich Tom Clancy’s The Division became, one may be rewarded for exercising patience.
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Images courtesy of IGDB/Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 press kit, Twitter/@TheDivisionGame.